Usage examples for potassium

  1. They maintain perhaps that chloral does not make one sleep, that salicylate of soda does not alleviate rheumatic pains, that bromide of potassium does not check attacks of epilepsy. – The Pros and Cons of Vivisection by Charles Richet Commentator: W. D. Halliburton
  2. The cheaper sodium cyanide is just as satisfactory as the potassium cyanide and therefore is the best material to use. – Organic-Syntheses by Conant, James Bryant
  3. He vanished down the companion, and having taken a strong dose of bromide of potassium tumbled into his bunk, cursing loudly at his ill luck. – The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle
  4. Long and laborious researches have succeeded in establishing the existence of slight intrinsic radio- activity in a few metals such as potassium and have left the wider problem still unsolved. – Darwin and Modern Science by A.C. Seward and Others
  5. You recollect that I took potassium and put it upon water or ice, and you saw that it could take the oxygen from the hydrogen. – The Chemical History Of A Candle by Michael Faraday
  6. Preparations of potassium are usually employed for this purpose. – The Journal of Submarine Commander von Forstner by Georg-Günther von Forstner Commentator: John Hays, Jr. Hammond
  7. If I take a little piece of it- it is called potassium as coming from potash,- if I take a little piece of it, and throw it into that basin, you see how it shews the presence of water by lighting up and floating about, burning with a violent flame. – The Chemical History Of A Candle by Michael Faraday
  8. A potassium mercury amalgam electrode created a powerful cell with zinc as the positive electrode, establishing both the metallic nature of potassium and the fact that it is the most negative of all metals. – The Earliest Electromagnetic Instruments by Robert A. Chipman
  9. Chlorate of potassium may be given in the drinking water. – Common Diseases of Farm Animals by R. A. Craig, D. V. M.
  10. A recent speculator preferred cyanide of potassium – The Life of Froude by Herbert Paul
  11. It is decomposed to a certain extent by the action of light, or by a moderate heat in the presence of water, and especially by the aid of acids of various kinds, and by certain salts such as alkaline and other soluble chlorides- especially potassium sodium, and ammonium chlorides. – The History of the Medical Department of Transylvania University by Robert Peter
  12. When a piece of potassium for example, is thrown into a vessel of water, its attraction for the water is such, and of the water for it, that it instantly takes fire, and the two blaze away, particle violently seizing on particle until the elements of the water unite part for part with the metal. – Lectures on Popular and Scientific Subjects by John Sutherland Sinclair, Earl of Caithness
  13. He took iodide of potassium for a time after his mercurial course. – The Electric Bath by George M. Schweig
  14. The catalytic process may, however, be set going at once by adding a trace of potassium acetate to the solution. – The Mechanism of Life by Stéphane Leduc
  15. Gentian Root, four ounces; Potassium Iodide, three ounces. – The Veterinarian by Chas. J. Korinek
  16. Also administer the following: Bromide of Potassium twelve ounces; Nitrate of Potash, four ounces; Iodide of Potash, three ounces. – The Veterinarian by Chas. J. Korinek
  17. The Langur was then tried with cyanide of potassium which he rejected at once, but on being forced to take a few grains, was dead in a few seconds. – Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon by Robert A. Sterndale
  18. For instance, it permits a patient whose kidneys have been demoralized by iodide of potassium to gain time and recuperate so that he can safely begin to drink iodide again! – Là-bas by J. K. Huysmans
  19. 03 Potassium oxide . – The Apple by Various
  20. I congratulated the courteous chef, pointing out to him the desirability of mixing, sometimes, a little anti- pyrine into the potassium both drugs far too rarely used in modern cookery. – Mr-Punch-s-After-Dinner-Stories by Hammerton, John Alexander, Sir